Now that I've really got a chance...
OK, I'll keep this one as simple as possible, as I'm sure you're all far too anxious to put up with my usual waffle. This is the first of our exclusive BowieNet give-aways for the September 8th show at the Riverside Studio in Hammersmith that we told you about last week. (08/17/03 NEWS: HAMMERSMITH SHOW TICKET CONTEST NEXT WEEK)
Please read carefully before entering, as this give-away is not being done on a first-come-first-served basis. Don't panic, you do not stand a better chance of winning by being the fastest to send in an entry. In fact, I have noticed that The Random Generator has never yet chosen the first entry, so slow down and double-check the rules before you hit send. I know it's dull, but it's a necessary evil I'm afraid.
We plan to give away fifty places every other day, and we have somewhere between 250 and 300 places to fill. (We'll tell you the exact amount as soon as we know it.) We'll announce fifty winners every other day too. In other words, first give-away today, first fifty winners announced tomorrow, second give-away Saturday, second batch of fifty winners announced Sunday... and so on.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a free place at this incredible event is e-mail me... but not yet, read these rules first:
You must be absolutely certain you can attend on September 8th before entering this give-away. You may jeopardise your chances in future contests if you just don't turn up on the day.
You must enter using your BowieNet account. If for some reason this is impossible for you, you must supply the reason you can't use your account and you must also supply your user name. We will check that each winner has a genuine BowieNet account.
You must supply your real name and address for identification purposes on the day, and a contact telephone number. The more information you supply, the easier it will be for us to contact you in an emergency. (In other words, give us your mobile number so we can ask where the hell you are on the day!)
Only one entry per member. Each successful winner will receive only one place at the event.
Once you have won a place, you may not try for another. If you do try for another place once you have already won, you could be disqualified altogether. If, however, you are unsuccessful, you may try again on the next give-away. In a worst-case scenario of just 250 places, we will have five give-away days.
You must be sure to have the right subject line in your e-mail for that day. For example, today's give-away is "September 8th - Give-Away One". Because of the large volume of e-mails I will receive for this event, the system is automated and e-mails will be delivered to the appropriate inbox. So if you send an e-mail with a subject of "September 8th - Give-Away One" when "September 8th - Give-Away Two" is current, your entry won't even be entered.
Each give-away ends at 10:00am UK time the morning after it is announced, and the fifty winners of that particular give-away will be announced at midday that day. In other words, this give-away ends tomorrow (Friday) at 10:00am, and the first fifty winners will be announced two hours later at 12:00 noon here on the news pages.
So much for not waffling...
OK, for your first chance, e-mail me now at TotalBlamBlam@davidbowie.com with a subject line of "September 8th - Give-Away One". And don't forget to include the aforementioned information. I genuinely wish you all the very best of luck!